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Greenville is a Great Place to Live! - 10/9/2007
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Gina
Kernersville, NC

I totally agree with Jonathan from Easley. I lived in Greenville for several years and absolutely loved my experience there. We relocated to NC for an educational opportunity, but now that that's over, we will certainly move back to Greenville if possible. Greenville is a great place to live and not at all "small-town". The population listing is deceptive because that only represents the city population, whereas most people live in the county limits, not the city limits. The downtown area is very small in size, but is packed with fantastic restaurants (everything from pizza joints to fine dining), shops and other businesses. There are lots of nice, yet affordable neighborhoods throughout the city, and the whole area is just beautiful. And the city is situated in a great location, close to Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC, as well as the beautiful western NC mountains. And the coast is only 3-4 hours away! If you enjoy outdoor activities, there is plenty to do and the weather is relatively nice all year round. The people are very nice and friendly, and there is a lot of diversity due to the international businesses that have chosen the Greenville/Spartanburg area as a base of operations. Greenville is an especially nice city for retirement because of its low cost of living and wide variety of recreation and entertainment options. Its a great place to live and I would highly recommend it to anyone!

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AJ
Greer, SC

Quality of Life...Culture - 2/19/2014

Greenville is family centric city ...great place to live and raise a family. Mountain, Beach, in diving distance.......nestled between Atlanta and Charlotte.[read more...]


Ananda
Greenville, SC

Unfriendly Single Place - 8/13/2013

Recently relocated to Greenville from another state two years ago. Overall, clean and growing town. I would not recommend it to single professionals in 20s or early 30s. Great place to raise a family but not a great place to be single. Although Greenville is growing, single activities are limited, heavy populated area of married people. Downtown area is very pretty but gets old and not consistent. Demographic wise Greenville offers little to no diversity. Huge separation between different racial classes. Recommendation for singles start or join meet up groups or just head to Atlanta and/or Charolette. [read more...]


Ananda
Greenville, SC

Unfriendly Single Place - 8/13/2013

Recently relocated to Greenville from another state two years ago. Overall, clean and growing town. I would not recommend it to single professionals in 20s or early 30s. Great place to raise a family but not a great place to be single. Although Greenville is growing, single activities are limited, heavy populated area of married people. Downtown area is very pretty but gets old and not consistent. Demographic wise Greenville offers little to no diversity. Huge separation between different racial classes. Recommendation for singles start or join meet up groups or just head to Atlanta and/or Charolette. [read more...]


Ananda
Greenville, SC

Unfriendly Single Place - 8/13/2013

Recently relocated to Greenville from another state two years ago. Overall, clean and growing town. I would not recommend it to single professionals in 20s or early 30s. Great place to raise a family but not a great place to be single. Although Greenville is growing, single activities are limited, heavy populated area of married people. Downtown area is very pretty but gets old and not consistent. Demographic wise Greenville offers little to no diversity. Huge separation between different racial classes. Recommendation for singles start or join meet up groups or just head to Atlanta and/or Charolette. [read more...]


Ananda
Greenville, SC

Unfriendly Single City - 8/13/2013

Recently relocated to Greenville from another state two years ago. Overall, clean and growing town. I would not recommend it to single professionals in 20s or early 30s. Great place to raise a family but not a great place to be single. Although Greenville is growing, single activities are limited, heavy populated area of married people. Downtown area is very pretty but gets old and not consistent. Demographic wise Greenville offers little to no diversity. Huge separation between different racial classes. Recommendation for singles start or join meet up groups or just head to Atlanta and/or Charolette. [read more...]


Ananda
Greenville, SC

Single Unfriendly City - 8/13/2013

Recently relocated to Greenville from another state two years ago. Overall, clean and growing town. I would not recommend it to single professionals in 20s or early 30s. Great place to raise a family but not a great place to be single. Although Greenville is growing, single activities are limited, heavy populated area of married people. Downtown area is very pretty but gets old and not consistent. Demographic wise Greenville offers little to no diversity. Huge separation between different racial classes. Recommendation for singles start or join meet up groups or just head to Atlanta and/or Charolette. [read more...]


Caroline
Taylors, SC

If You Have A Brain in Your Skull, Stay Away!!! - 7/14/2013

I am a New Hampshire native, unfortunately living in Greenville, South Carolina for the past ten years or so, and I still have not gotten used to it. The city is too big, too many people, too much traffic, it's dirty, many parts of town are terrifyingly sketchy, the school are bad, with mostly knuckleheaded teachers who really don't care; I feel like I learned more in six years of New England elementary school than I did in seven years of schooling in this hell hole. The people may "seem" friendly, but you can tell they are really fake, and extremely judgmental and several are racist and/or sexist, they have no respect for personal space, and if you're not a hardcore, bible thumping christian, many of them will shun you or shove their beliefs down your throat. Yeah, housing and utilities are cheap, but you get what you pay for. Even the nice apartments are full of roaches and kids that have no proper upbringing, playing in the streets and shouting obscenities. It's way too damn hot, there's no snow, you can't see the stars at night since there's so much light and regular pollution, too many people around that have jobs who live on welfare and foodstamps but can afford to buy brand new Cadillacs and liquor and drugs....Speaking of which, about 90% of the population I've noticed use illegal drugs...Great! Ugh, all in all I say this is a horrible place to live...The south in general is just terrible.. Can you tell I'm ready to go home?[read more...]


Caroline
Taylors, SC

If You Have A Brain in Your Skull, Stay Away!!! - 7/14/2013

I am a New Hampshire native, unfortunately living in Greenville, South Carolina for the past ten years or so, and I still have not gotten used to it. The city is too big, too many people, too much traffic, it's dirty, many parts of town are terrifyingly sketchy, the school are bad, with mostly knuckleheaded teachers who really don't care; I feel like I learned more in six years of New England elementary school than I did in seven years of schooling in this hell hole. The people may "seem" friendly, but you can tell they are really fake, and extremely judgmental and several are racist and/or sexist, they have no respect for personal space, and if you're not a hardcore, bible thumping christian, many of them will shun you or shove their beliefs down your throat. Yeah, housing and utilities are cheap, but you get what you pay for. Even the nice apartments are full of roaches and kids that have no proper upbringing, playing in the streets and shouting obscenities. It's way too damn hot, there's no snow, you can't see the stars at night since there's so much light and regular pollution, too many people around that have jobs who live on welfare and foodstamps but can afford to buy brand new Cadillacs and liquor and drugs....Speaking of which, about 90% of the population I've noticed use illegal drugs...Great! Ugh, all in all I say this is a horrible place to live...The south in general is just terrible.. Can you tell I'm ready to go home?[read more...]


Charlie
Taylors, SC

Has been a good place to live - 1/27/2013

Have lived in this area for over 50 years. It has been a very good place to live overall. Like most any area, as the population grows, jobs come and go etc, things change. This is one of the fast growing areas in the country and so it is losing its small town feel and personality. It is home to the likes of BMW, Michelin and General Electric along with all of their support companies. If you are looking for a growing place to live, where the cost of living is below national averages, this might be your spot. The climate is mild overall, the schools are good and we have the mountains within an hours drive and the ocean within a 5 hour drive. [read more...]


Bp
Greenville, SC

My take on Greenville, South Carolina, USA as of F - 2/18/2012

Climate: Some years we get snow. Some years we don't get snow. In the 6 years I have lived in Greenville, the coldest low temperatures got into the mid-teens on the Fahrenheit scale, but lows didn't stay there for longer than a two or three days per year. Crime: Crime seems mild here to me. Although, I have had a GPS navigation device stolen from the console of my car when I accidentally left it unlocked one night. Culture: For a small town, it's very happening here! I don't think I will ever see Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones or Dave Matthews play at a venue here, but between Greenville's Peace Center, and the Bi-Lo Center, a lot of current, and worthwhile events play my city. Parks: Swamp Rabbit Trail winds through 13.3 miles from Travelers Rest to south of Downtown Greenville (and as of Jan 2012 Swamp Rabbit Trail is expanding!). Paris Mountain State Park is part of the foothills of the Appalachians and has a network of hiking trails. Education: Most people here call it "Edjamacation", but still... Furman University is a beautiful campus just north of Greenville and on the Swamp Rabbit Trail making access to Downtown Greenville very easily accomplished on bike or even on foot. Many community colleges and Greenville Technical College. Politics: Downtowners are typically, but not always, liberal. Suburbanites and rural folk are typically, but not always conservative. Religion: This is a Southern town, so there are a lot of churches and a lot of church going people. (Nothing wrong with that!) However, downtown has a "live and let live" feel to it. Anyone can hold hands with anyone and take a nice, romantic stroll through the park without hassle. (Nothing wrong with that!) Overall: This is a nice, happening, safe town with beautiful parks, diverse people and a popping, regentrified Central Business District. This comment was posted by a 6 year resident of Greenville, South Carolina, USA. Date posted: 18 February 2012.[read more...]


Paytra
Greenville, SC

So much BS - 1/14/2012

I've read the other reviews. Talk about bitter? Wow! Now I was born and raised in the South but it sounds like these people are looking for utopia! Here is a clue it does not exist! Greenville is lovely. Low level of traffic, wonderful access to larger cities like Atlanta and Charlotte. Decent shopping. Best part is downtown which features AMAZING restaurants for this size city. Seriously GREAT!!!! Beautiful downtown with waterfalls and shops and trails............just fantastic! Downsides? Humid. Hot. VERY Religious. Most peoples lives here do revolve around their church. It doesn't mean they are crazy or evil or judgey or close minded. But yes, alot of them can be. As well as very Republican. But if you adopt a no religion no politics stance..........which is super smart. This can be a terrific town to live in! I've NEVER seen anyone shunned over their views or their college or where they come from unless they were just terribly rude or condescending about it. If you are friendly, neutral and outgoing, you can make a ton of friends here.[read more...]


Buddy
Easley, SC

a wonderful downtown - 11/17/2011

We have lived here for 6 years. Coming from the east,we didn't know what to expect,except for a very lovely climate. Greenville is very nice. The downtown area is rich in culture. They put on many activities on the weekends. Shopping is awesome too. Recently they have made a great walking/biking/skating trail,the Swamp Rabbit trail, it connects Greenville to Travelers Rest thru Furman University. It's fantastic. [read more...]


Chrissy
Greenville, SC

Singles Beware! - 11/6/2011

I relocated to Greenville one year ago for my job. It is a nice looking little city and there has been allot of work put into the downtown area. Prior to moving here, I was told that there is allot of industry and young professionals here. This may be true, however they are all married. There is no dating pool for thirties aged professionals. The married people are not interested in making new friends either. I have not found the community to be very welcoming to outsiders. The downtown area is basically a big row of over priced places to eat with not so great service. It is easy to tire of it quickly; and other than downtown there is nothing to do here. Yes, there are occasional events at the Peace Center, a few nice parks and other things. However, Greenville is a married/family town that's really hard for singles to find a place in or enjoy. On a few side notes. Greenville is a very snooty real estate community. Be prepared to spend $300,000-1,000,000 for a decent house near downtown that likely needs allot of work or updates. It is totally obscene! This is not NYC! Because I do not have children it was not mentioned to me that public education here is pretty poor, so you can imagine the issues that arise from that. If you are relocating from another state for a healthcare position, be very cautious. Higher education in healthcare here is pretty poor as well and you will likely be very frustrated and disappointed by your surroundings. I am not trying to offend anyone. I'm just offering information I wish someone would have offered me before I relocated here. I do believe this is a nice place for couples raising children or people retiring. However, a horrible place for single professionals. [read more...]


Sara
Greenville, SC

Greenville Sc - 10/23/2011

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Greenville, SC

Greenville Sc - 10/23/2011

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Greenville SC - 1/15/2011

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Michael
Greenville, SC

Greenville South Carolina - 11/18/2010

An outstanding place to live where family, friends and community are paramount to the culture. The city hosts weekly downtown festivals spring thorugh fall where they closes off the streets of downtown. Greenville as a temperate climate with a spectacular fall and spring season, winters are cold but mild with precipitation with possibly one or two snow or ice storms per season. Summers are hot and humid with July and August in the 90's but as in the South East it is the humidity which is the uncomfortable part. Cost of living in Greenville is relatively cheap when compared to the rest of the United States running below the national average in all areas. Traffic or lack of traffic is a great plus. I-85 runs through 3 miles south of the city with easy access to Charlotte 90 miles North or Atlanta 145 miles South but can easily be avoided by the locals due to the abundance of back roads and lack of traffic. Greenville has an abundance of hotel rooms, atracts companies to the area and subsequently jobs are available. Greenville is home to BMW North America, Michelin North America, Flour Corporation, Hubbell Lighting, Sealed Air, General Electric Turbine Plant, Mistsubishi Polymers and the list goes on and on. Growth is a hallmark of the Upstate of South Carolina but it is contolled growth with planning which maintains the quality of life. [read more...]


Randy
Greenville, SC

Greenville, SC - 7/19/2010

Greenville is a nice place to live but after 32 years of living and never living some where else it is time to move and explore other things.[read more...]


Ferb
Taylors, SC

Unhappy in Greenville, SC - 6/14/2010

Dear Brooklyn, The whole upstate of South Carolina is a horrible place to live. I have been here 36 years and all of the new folks moving in are ruining it for the rest of us. Go back to wherever you came from and leave us alone in our backwards and ignorant ways. We don't like you and don't want you here. The grass is never greener on the other side of the fence. It is hot and humid and miserable with huge mosquitoes that can carry off a large dog or small child. People here have no sense of humor and have no idea of what sarcasm is even if it bit them on the butt. If you are looking for a miserable time come between March and June or September through November and prepare to be totally unimpressed. Or worse yet come between December and March and not only be unable to find any snow to shovel, but be prepared to do it in a long sleeve shirt and no coat. Do not expect to see any hawks, falcons, bald eagles, owls, vultures, canadian geese, blue buntings, yellow finches, robins, mockingbirds, wrens, titmouses, sparrows, grackles, raccoons, squirrels, opossums, voles, foxes, badgers, bobcats, white tail deer, wild turkeys (not bottled), chipmunks, large mouth bass, catfish, carp, trout, crappies, sunfish, hybrid stripped bass, alligator gar, sturgeon, bowfin, alligators, cotton mouth's, copperheads, canebreak rattlers, coral snakes, venus fly traps, pitcher plants, sabal palms, live oaks, spanish moss, and various and sundry irritating plants and animals. You are better off staying far, far away from this festering cesspool and stick with the "civilized" Brooklyn society. Keep telling everyone what a terrible time you had when you were here like you promised (wink, wink, nudge, nudge). --Happy Former Native of NY [read more...]


Alfred
Piedmont, SC

Convenient to Everything Fun - 10/21/2009

The beach is only three hours away. The Mountain Ski Slopes are only 45 minutes away. The majestic Blue Ridge Mountains are less than an hour for biking, hiking, backpacking, or horse back ridding. You have all the conveniences of a big city and you have the peace and serenity of the rural areas at your back door.[read more...]


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